Fair warning: Most of the time when I write a post for The Diss, I carefully plan it out and spend a few hours making sure it looks and sounds exactly how I want it to. This post is the antithesis of that. I'm just going to go.
I know I probably shouldn't feel this way - but I'm oddly at peace with his actions after game 2 in Miami. Perhaps if I was a Knicks fan (God forbid) my feelings would differ, but I'm not and they don't.
Here's where I would write out the painfully long list of tragic events that have plagued Amar'e this year, but most (all) of you are already quite aware. Long story short: This dude has had a ROUGH year.
The most frustrating thing that a professional athlete can do is not care. There is nothing more upsetting to me personally than watching an elite talent waste his or her skills due to pure apathy. It's sickening. Therefore, one would assume, I should value an athlete that cares so much about an embarrassing playoff loss that sometimes he makes emotion-driven (terrible) heat-of-the-moment (foolish/regrettable) choices. AND I DO!
Again. I'm just going here. I'm totally aware that I probably should not condone an NBA All-Star striking up a boxing match with a fire-extinguisher because his team lost. All I'm trying to say is that there are far worse decisions he could have made. He is battling through one of the hardest years of his life and wants to succeed so badly that he let his emotions get the better of him. It happens to the best of us. Hell, I've done stupid things to myself just WATCHING sports.
However...I cannot excuse that haircut.